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  • Provenance

    Laurence Miller Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary Art: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1 September - 18 November 2007; Center for the Arts-Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 20 December 2007 - 23 February 2008 and Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield University, Connecticut, 19 September - 7 December 2008

  • Artist Biography

    Bernd and Hilla Becher

    German • Bernd 1931-2007 - Hilla 1934-2015

    Husband and wife Bernd and Hilla Becher began photographing buildings and relics of the Industrial Revolution, such as coal mines and cooling towers, in 1959. Like objective scientists removing a specimen from the field, the Bechers framed their subject in a manner that isolated it from its environment. Often, these stark, beautifully detailed prints were then displayed in grid-like structures, forming stunning 'Typologies'.

    By the time Bernd Becher became a professor at the Düsseldorf Art Academy in 1976 (policy would not allow Hilla to be a simultaneous appointment), the Bechers' photographs, with their seemingly neutral point of view and serial display, were already being applauded by the international art world as important works of Minimal and Conceptual Art.

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Youngstown Works Blast Furnace 3

1981
Gelatin silver print.
15 3/4 x 12 1/8 in. (40 x 30.8 cm)
Signed, titled and dated in pencil on the reverse of the mount.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $12,500

Contact Specialist
Vanessa Kramer Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs
[email protected]
+ 1 212 940 1245

Photographs

4 April 2012
New York